Thursday, October 28, 2010

You Might Think I'm Twisted...

...but I have loved the shift in weather over the past week here in Chicago. The storm that past through on Tuesday was apparently one of historic proportions. I didn't get outside that day until about 4:00 pm. I found myself actually leaning backward to walk forward to keep from being pushed to the ground by the wind. And I love that.

I think the temperature has now permanently dropped, safely transitioning us to the late-autumn, early winter. The wind and the trees are making music together and the final bit of leaves have changed color from beautiful yellow and red to straight up dead as they lay on the ground. And yes, I think this is awesome too.

This will happen this year I'm sure. Sweet!
I am a huge fan of autumn. It is my favorite season. But I have a special place in my heart for winter. Maybe it's because my nicest clothes come out this time of year. I busted out my sweet winter coat that I will now probably have to sport until May. I have no problem with that. This means more fires, hotter drinks, the first snowfall, and soon-to-be holiday cheer. People are inside more. I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing because I believe this leads to more conversations that are substantial and longer.

And just as people have complained about how the summer was too hot, they will complain about how it is too cold. Even in the fall each day was either too hot or too cold. I'm still trying to figure out the optimal temperature for us, but I think it is 72.82983 °F. Regardless, I'm going to embrace the change, enjoy the negative temps, and love every moment of it.

Do you think I'm twisted? I do.

By His Grace.


  1. my optimal temporary is 76.8 degrees...

  2. oops, optimal temperature :)

  3. I am not sure how you arrived by something carried to the fifth decimal place but I am inclined to agree, for outside anyway. Inside it needs to be warmer, it is 72 in our apartment right now and that is not a good sitting and reading temp.

  4. Tiffany,
    I am capable of some very weird things. You should know that by now.